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This is an open online course. It provides opportunities for discussion, short video clips for you to watch, questions for you to consider, and links to relevant reading material.

It is also a space for social learning and is designed to cope with large numbers of learners, promoting nationwide shared learning.

Taking part

We encourage you to take an active part in the course by adding comments and replying to those made by others. You can do this in the Comments section at the bottom of most steps.

We encourage you to support each other through tips, comments and advice based on personal experiences. Sharing experiences may be helpful to you, and your comments and replies may help others.

Important: Please don’t disclose any personal, confidential or sensitive information about yourself or others, and be respectful and compassionate in any responses to your follow learners.

New to FutureLearn?

If you’re new to FutureLearn, you might want to familiarise yourself with how FutureLearn courses work before you get started.

You might also be interested in learning more about FutureLearn’s terms and conditions, and how they apply to you.

Your motivation for this course (optional survey)

Before you start your learning, we would really appreciate it if you could take a few minutes to complete a short survey to tell City & Guilds about your motivation for taking this course.

The survey should take no more than five minutes to answer.

Click here to complete the survey.

Your views will help City & Guilds improve the course and make it accessible to as many people as possible. The survey is anonymous and optional. See the bottom of this page for details on what City & Guilds is going to do with the information collected.

If you have any technical difficulties with accessing the survey, don’t worry, just carry on with the course. The survey is not linked to your learning.

Thank you in advance and hope you will enjoy the course.

How will City & Guilds use the information collected from the survey?

City & Guilds will:

  • Only capture your answers, but not your personal details.
  • Share the anonymous data collected from the survey with Nesta, the course sponsor. Nesta has made it possible for the course to be available for free.
  • Collect, store and handle all data gathered according to City & Guilds’ Privacy Policy.

Please note that this is an independent survey carried out by City & Guilds. FutureLearn takes no responsibility for any aspects of taking part in the survey.

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